Thank you very much for your advice. Now I've decided to buy Mr. Hensley dulcimer(from USA), but I'll take in mind this seller from UK. On his site he write that shipping costs are 'for main UK', but I think that it's possible to talk about shipping to Belarus too.
as some of my instruments are now over 40 years old i am taking an interest in where they are and if they are still alive, would love to know more!
That was the first one I made after getting back from honeymoon!
HI, great to hear you still have it, I hope it is still singing well,
Hello Peter, I'm still trying to play, but not much time, between the lutes and ukes...
I tried some fluorocarbon strings, that's nice on the dulcimer, but not a very loud sound, so I'm thinking about going back to metal, but looking for low tension (fragile finger tips...)
Hello Peter, I just discovered your comment - the one you left over a month ago! I haven't quite got the hang of navigating this site, sorry. How was the weekend in Allendale? Will it take place again next year? I'm hoping to have learned a lot by then. Are there any plans for the Scottish dulcimer players to get together?
Hi Peter, After reading your profile I'm curious if you play any other instrument(s)? As a rank beginner I always feel quite ignorant when talking to people here. But - your profile mentioned determination - I am also determined to persevere. Having said that, I was gutted when I broke a string this week (I'm still trying to learn to tune properly) especially as I didn't know how to replace it and didn't have a spare anyway. Now it's sorted and I just need to have another go at tuning. ("Just"??) Someone mentioned you playing in France: where will that be? We love France and often go there on holiday. I lived there for a while and thanks to my French I got my dream job here, as an interpreter. (I'm retired now, hence the time to learn the dulcimer!) Maybe see you in Allendale!
there was nowt tardy about your response Pete, c'est la vie n aw that !
i'm up n down to edinburgh quite a bit ... so i'll message you in advance and see if we can meet up ....
i know only 1 other person who plays a dulcimer... he lives in edinburgh, spends a fortune on them ( think he has 15) but he doesnt play enough
talk with you soon
hi pete, we're practically neighbours give n take a few miles ....we should meet sometime. I visit auld reekie quite a bit so hopefully sometime that i'm there ... talk to you soon i hope